Robert David Hall, CSI Robert David Hall, CSI

This Thursday, as Fox's coverage of World Series Game 2 averaged more than 11 million total viewers....

8 pm/ET
Survivor: Gabon grabbed onto another 500 thousand viewers to win the hour with 13.4 mil. Behind baseball, Ugly Betty did 8.66 mil, gaining 460K week-to-week. (Thanks, Page Six!) While both NBC's Earl (6.33 mil, -175K) and Kath & Kim (4.96 mil, plunging another mil) took hits, Smallville inched up a hair to 4.22 mil.

9 pm
CSI once again was an easy No. 1 in viewers (19.19 million) and reclaimed the lead in demos from Grey's (which at 14.2 mil was off 400 thou). The Office (7.74 mil) dipped 330K, but Weekend Update held firm at 8.55 mil. Supernatural (3.25 mil) "eyed" a 200-thou gain.

If I may riff here for a moment on Grey's: Was the message that it takes a man to know how to please a woman? Callie, a person in possession of lady bits herself, is oblivious to what "works"? OK.

10 pm
CBS' Eleventh Hour (12.16 mil) increased its lead over Life on Mars, which fell to third with 8.06 mil, down 400K. ER (8.69 mil) nearly matched Eleventh Hour in the demos.